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A First Deer

My friend Al and I got a new spot to hunt less than a month ago. We went out and scouted it and hung some stands in likely spots. Saturday was opening day for Tennessee gun and Al, his son and I went out to our new area and set up in three different spots. This was his boy's first sit alone, ever, for deer. The morning was cool, not cold, at 40*, but very still and a little fog developed as the sky first started to brighten.

In my stand for about 30 mins in the dark and seeing the first glow begin to develop in the eastern sky. A shot nearby, made me jump. I couldn't tell if it was Al or his son, but it was surely one of them. A couple hours later we met up and Al's son had gotten his first deer ever, a mature doe. Shot at about 50-60 yards, he was sitting in a 16' ladder stand and shooting a scoped .243 BLR with 95gr Ballistic tips, it dropped in it's tracks to the shot. To say we had a happy hunting party would be a huge understatement. I just couldn't tell who was happier, Al or his boy. The shot was at 6:05 with a legal shooting time of 6:03. What a great way to start the season.

There is little better, in our sport, than to see a young person who has had success for the first time! It's truly what hunting is all about.
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Tndeerhunter wrote:
There is little better, in our sport, than to see a young person who has had success for the first time! It's truly what hunting is all about.[/b]
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I could not agree more.

This year will be my 9 yo son's first time hunting after several years of him going scouting with me. to say he is excited is an understatement, especially after seeing an 8-point and a small 6-point on the trail cam that was placed overlooking "his" food plot.

Congrats to Al's boy. He'll have a trophy for life now.

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A First Deer

Congrats on the hunt. My daughter is only five and my son is three , so it will be a few years before I will know the pleasure the father had for his son. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Re: A First Deer
JTapia wrote:
Tndeerhunter wrote:
There is little better, in our sport, than to see a young person who has had success for the first time! It's truly what hunting is all about.[/b]
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I could not agree more.

This year will be my 9 yo son's first time hunting after several years of him going scouting with me. to say he is excited is an understatement, especially after seeing an 8-point and a small 6-point on the trail cam that was placed overlooking "his" food plot.

Congrats to Al's boy. He'll have a trophy for life now.

I wish you much luck! And, even better, wonderful memories!!! Thumbs up

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